Audie Murphy typifies the genuine red-blooded American war hero whom one may have read about in that old, time-honored McGuffy reader
, when school kids really had decent historical role models to look up to.
Many of these readers, particularly the McGuffy Readers
, went through several editions; however, later editions generally showed little to no change in Washington's story and therefore would not add to the larger discussion of the ideology of a particular text book.
It had been haplessly thrown into a basket with a bunch of paperback Louis L'Amour books and some tattered McGuffy readers
It goes all the way back to the McGuffy Readers
(the fabled reading instruction books from the early 1800's).